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by 0 · August 20, 2014 at 06:09 PM

i have slowly reduced insulin over the past 2 and half months...my blood sugar numbers are always under 100 ...i have been on 10 units a night for the past week..... do i need to drop to 8, then to 6 then to 4??? or when can i just stop it???? I... (more)

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by 0 · July 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 08:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 15380 · June 08, 2014 at 11:53 PM

I have hyperinsulinemia. I saw a new endocrinologist today and OMG he was actually NORMAL!!! This is the second normal doctor I have encountered in so many years.We discussed my diet. I have very high insulin readings according to my blood test... (more)

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thhq 0 · June 08, 2014 at 09:53 AM

Do you have other symptoms of diabetes? Does your blood glucose sustain at high levels fasting? Is your A1C elevated? These were my symptoms, and the most effective short-term treatment for them was a severe reduction in high glycemic carbs... (more)

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by 0 · June 04, 2014 at 03:43 AM

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 07:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · May 04, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 06:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 0 · April 26, 2014 at 08:10 PM

Hi all, I've been paleo off and on for about a year, but strictly gluten free since I began. Within the last few weeks I've really gotten much stricter about macros, whole foods, soaking any nuts/seeds I eat, etc, and I have some questions... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · April 26, 2014 at 08:10 PM

I would say it's the move away from all non-paleo food. If a person comes to paleo from a meat-avoidant lifestyle, she feels better for a while...say, 6 months? At some point, however, the body tells us very clearly what it wants. I think we... (more)

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by 0 · March 16, 2014 at 02:18 AM

I just googled GI tables and compared a handful only to notice some pretty wild variations in the numbers for a given food. Anyone know a good source for a GI table that is the most accurate/detailed/trustworthy? Many thanks.

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RonBurgundy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 07:04 PM

I should add that I'm only trying to compare vegetables and starches really.

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by 43 · June 06, 2014 at 03:14 AM

I'm confused about weight gain. So, say someone has a super healthy diet, and they eat 1 brownie a day for a month will they gain weight? Say they don't work out...I know if they worked out this generally wouldn't be a problem. I just don't get... (more)

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ramaboo 0 · March 27, 2014 at 06:12 PM

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by 10 · January 29, 2014 at 05:19 PM

Hello! I am hoping someone can offer me some clarity on blood sugar issues I'm experiencing. I have been doing the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for the last 8 months and eat very clean. I do eat low glycemic fruit, sweet potatoes and lots of... (more)

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by 10 · January 29, 2014 at 05:19 PM

Hello! I am hoping someone can offer me some clarity on blood sugar issues I'm experiencing. I have been doing the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for the last 8 months and eat very clean. I do eat low glycemic fruit, sweet potatoes and lots of... (more)

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by 188 · January 25, 2014 at 06:08 PM

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 05:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 2909 · November 05, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I've had at least 5 separate labs in the past 3 years for a variety of bloodwork and I have no insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.

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raydawg 0 · November 05, 2013 at 12:41 PM

The type of insulin resistance experienced on low carb isn't the same as in diabetes. It's an attempt to spare enough glucose for brain cells and red blood cells, in this case, muscle ignore insulin as a signal to accept glucose, and instead... (more)

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by 57 · October 15, 2013 at 02:19 PM

In an effort to control insulin spikes and stay in ketosis, I have been taking a bitter melon extract at night with dinner. Does anyone have experience with this supplement?

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 02:19 PM

philosophically i am opposed to this, im not sure it would work either; as im not sure if its the glucose or the insulin that kicks you out of ketosis...hmmz.

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by 0 · October 11, 2013 at 08:27 PM

I'm finally accepting that just cause something has been around for centuries and may be from nature that we shouldn't consume it. For example, avocados or milk. I'm starting to have an eating disorder to have clear skin. The amount of stress... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 11, 2013 at 08:27 PM

Eat the potato with some protein and plenty of fat and it won't spike your blood sugar as bad, And kids might not have what you consider hormone problems from it (mostly because their hormones aren't raging like they do in teens), but they... (more)

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by 0 · September 15, 2013 at 03:01 PM

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 02:55 PM

you need to chillax with the multiple posts on the same topic every few hours. your asking questions people cannot answer, just fix your diet until the problem stops. if you get to a ideal diet and the problem persists then seek professional... (more)

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by 0 · September 15, 2013 at 01:41 PM

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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by 0 · September 15, 2013 at 01:41 PM

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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by 88 · September 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Hey there everyone- I've asked questions (actually just one) similar to this in the past, but I never really got the answer I was looking for- My question relates very simply to insulin sensitivity and testosterone levels. The question... (more)

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by 748 · October 22, 2012 at 01:43 PM

I know I have kind of asked this question before, but I don't understand why some people suggest no fruit if wanting to lose weight. I have heard that losing a few lbs has to do with lowering insulin levels, but if you are in a healthy paleo... (more)

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Nance 0 · October 21, 2012 at 08:56 PM

In my opinion it's a function of how much you need to lose and how your appetite responds to fruit. As long as I avoid binge eating, I lose weight steadily even though I eat 1-2 pieces of whole fruit daily. And it doesn't trip the binge trigger... (more)

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by 144 · September 05, 2013 at 07:40 PM

Heaps of information on how carbs are processed in the body; turned to sugar, stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, stored as fat if we have too much glycogen in liver and muscles... But what about fat? What is the process there? Does it... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · September 05, 2013 at 07:40 PM

Both fatty acids and glucose are converted into acetyl CoA and then go through the exact same process in the mitochondria to produce ATP (energy).

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by 91 · August 30, 2013 at 03:38 PM

I recently just read the Perfect Health Diet and for those of you that are familiar with it I need some advice as soon as possible. I am about to come off a 8 day water fast which I will probably never do again. And I am planning on breaking the... (more)

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KrisGoesPaleo125 0 · August 30, 2013 at 03:38 PM

I would definitely try to mix it up with chicken bland and a side of broccoli. Not just a juice because there is a chance your blood levels can get extremely high

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by 2282 · August 27, 2013 at 02:09 PM

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 02:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 60 · August 17, 2013 at 05:34 AM

I was reading a post on this website by Stephen Ross called "the ultimate hack" that included a number of studies linking poor insulin sensitivity to various health conditions. Now I'm wondering how related insulin sensitivity is to conditions... (more)

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by 15380 · August 09, 2013 at 04:32 AM

For those of you who don't feel like googling, there is a diet cure for type 2 diabetes implemented by the Newcastle University. Basically, it is a short-term (as short as 11 days) low-calory (600 calories) low-carb diet based on green... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 09, 2013 at 03:48 AM

The study actually happened quite a while ago. It was controversial but was groundbreaking since it was really the first confirmed case of diabetes reversal. No, we're not talking about the End of Diabetes like Dr. Fuhrman says -- i.e., maintain... (more)

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by 228 · August 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 01, 2013 at 02:06 PM

That is a little confusing. But I did come across this recently. Another study in the Archives of Disease in Childhood in March echoed the JAMA study and showed that children who drank lower-fat milk were more likely to be overweight later in... (more)